The labour inspection blog_#LIB
A laboratory and platform for researching, studying and learning about labour standards, workers’ rights and how these are enforced in the global economy…
Despite the general framework of the ILO conventions and recommendations, global labour standards remain difficult to enforce in global production and supply chains. One reason for these difficulties is that national and local rules for labour standard enforcement diverge in…More
“Platforms” and “sustainability” are two words rarely found in connection with each other. Although, in theory, platforms bear a potential to facilitate business development towards more sustainability by reducing ecological footprints of products and services or by lifting the standards…More
The realities of global production are often in conflict with establishing responsibility and accountability of transnational businesses. This holds especially for work and employment, because labour is relatively immobile in comparison with capital, leading to a globalization – driven by…More
In explaining the steep fall in production during the Covid19 pandemic, many observers have emphasized that it may just be too complex for large corporations to handle their global production operations, simply because of the sheer size of their supply…More
While for many people the experience of moving across borders is beneficial for personal development, inter-cultural learning, innovation and similar positive things, not all of these movements happen to be voluntary; and not everybody weighs the social, cultural, and economic…More
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